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Tarpon Fishing Charters - Captain Jeff Knapp

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Address: 7 Mile Bridges, Marathon, FL
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Fishing with Captain Jeff Knapp

One thing on my bucket list was to catch a tarpon so we booked a fishing trip with Capt. Knapp. After a very long 4 min boat ride we caught a barracuda and a shark. This angered... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One thing on my bucket list was to catch a tarpon so we booked a fishing trip with Capt. Knapp. After a very long 4 min boat ride we caught a barracuda and a shark. This angered our Captain so we moved to the 7 Mile Bridge. He knows exactly where the tarpon are. I think he even knows their... More 

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Thank Sherry W
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had been advised by another charter that I was too early for tarpon. 70lb (pictured - day), 90lb and 100lb (pictured - night) proved them wrong. Fortunately we were staying at Captain Pips, and were advised by the barman at Porky's to speak to Jeff who docks there. Having never fished for tarpon before, I was more than happy... More 

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Thank Marcus3762
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great trip with Jeff - my teenage son hooked Tarpon and pulled in huge Jack while Jeff talked him through his technique. Glad we went with him instead of a huge tour boat - my son is still smiling ! Highly recommend and next time we are in Marathon we will go out again .

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Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We chartered for the first time with Jeff Knapp while we were visiting Marathon Key. We chose Tarpon fishing because we heard how much fun and how challenging it can be because of the feisty nature of Tarpon. Problem is....we didn't hook a single Tarpon from 5pm to 10pm! We did however catch one barracuda and one other small fish.... More 

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2 Thank Jared C
Henderson Harbor, New York
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I have been fishing with Jeff for at least 15 years. I have no idea how many people have fished with me-but I can say I can not think of one who has not been back. One of the neat things is that we do not wait for Tarpon "season". This year we had a very good January and February... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Booked a tarpon charter through Christ with Capt. Jeff Knapp. Had a great night. Me and my son landed one each. If you want great friendly service, and want to catch fish, not just talk about it, end your search here. You will not be disappointed.

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Went on an evening tarpon trip with Capt. Jeff. Brought my 11 year old son. Hooked up in no time, long battle. Capt. Jeff knows what he is doing, and proof you don't need $100k boat to do it. Down to the smallest details, he can direct the angler on what to do, and what to do next. Total pro.... More 

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Byron, New York
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Great trip with Jeff last week. Booked the trip while we were there and was very glad we did! Had a lot of action and Jeff was fun and knew his stuff. He is obvouisly not new to this and had us on Tarpon the whole trip. Five hook ups and one all the way in. Lost a nice fish... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Supposedly we were too early in the season. That was according to the people at the bar! Not for Jeff. He had us on big Tarpon within 5 minutes of leaving the dock. My wife and I were quickly taught how to cast and handle the equipment and then we were off to catching. We had over 12 big fish... More 

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Thank sailor1502
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

No one else around us had any action, but we were non-stop. Ten bites, 4 hookups, 3 long fights and a couple fish. Capt. Jeff works you hard, teaches well and is a blast. I'd fish with him any time, anywhere. Best money I spent this trip.

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